This February, Tissot surprised the watch community with the Tissot PRX 40 205, a 40-mm stainless steel watch, based on a design from 1978, with an integrated bracelet, a flat, barrel-shaped case and solid caseback. The Tissot PRX almost immediately became available (or not, since Tissot had to set up waitlists in some cases), with a retail price of $375 (based on the ETA F06.115).
Luckily, the Le Locle-based watch brand hasn’t forgotten about adding a mechanical version as well:
The name PRX, according to the brand, stands for “Precise and Robust,” and “X” for 10 atmospheres (equivalent to 100 meters) of water resistance.
Compared to the slightly thinner battery-powered model, the automatic version also features an embossed waffle-pattern dial and a transparent caseback. Here’s a first look:
Movement is the Powermatic 80 with 80-hour power reserve.
The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 will be available this summer (June) with either a blue (Ref. T137.407.11.041.00) or black dial (Ref. T137.407.11.051.00). The third option (Ref. T137.407.21.031.00), shown here, comes with a silver dial, a gold PVD bezel and gold-colored indexes and hands (with a rather nice finish). This version will most likely retail at a slightly higher price, the stainless steel versions, however, should be available for CHF645 / €650 (still waiting for US list prices).